The X-Files aired for almost a decade, which isn't common for drama series these days. If NBC's Hannibal has similar longevity, perhaps it'll have Gillian Anderson to thank for it, at least a little bit, anyway. The former X-Files star is set for a multi-episode arc in Bryan Fuller's drama series.
ABC is moving into The X-Files territory with a paranormal investigation series coming this summer. The network has ordered Weird Desk straight to series to join the new drama Mistresses on the summer of 2013 schedule.
A lot of TV shows have found ways to expand their vision in the world of comics. The X-Files has been published off and on since the show was still on the air